Success Story

Family success

Family success

For two years these brothers were supported by the TYLA programme. They were referred to TYLA in Otara for burglary and poor attendance at school.

Once an initial assessment was completed by TYLA Social Workers we found that there were many more issues in these boys' lives.  It was reported to us that both boys' came to school without lunches and we discovered that their mother was struggling with mental health issues, resulting in a lack of parental supervision. There was also a lack of basic necessities within their home environment.


Both boys engaged really positively with their TYLA Social Workers and all the TYLA Programmes, including their numeracy and literacy tutoring at Kip McGrath.  They have been part of the TYLA Achievement Programme due to the positive changes they and there family had made.  Since TYLA began supporting this family, neither boy has reoffended and they are both currently fully engaged in their new schools in Manurewa. 


TYLA also worked closely with their mother around her health issues, helping her to access much needed support.  She has reported to TYLA that she is very happy with the work that TYLA has done with her children.  


The photo is of both boys receiving a Christmas gift pack from Otara Police for their improvements in their involvement with the Otara Community.


The family moved to Manurewa over the Christmas period (sadly outside TYLA's catchment area).  TYLA continued a low level monitoring role to ensure that they all had the required support and that the boy's were settled in their respective schools.  Our Otara Social Work team are very proud of these two brothers who have made huge changes and have settled in really well in their new community and we wish them future success and happiness.

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